Friday 11th May 2018

Walmore Common     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still today. (Roberta Goodall).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake a Common Sandpiper, three Common Terns, 100+ Swifts, eight House Martins, a Sand Martin, and an Oystercatcher. (Nick Goatman/MK). Also a Hobby on Court Lake. A Nightingale flew across the path near the Gravel Wash but wasn’t singing. (MK). A Marsh Harrier and a Hobby over the river from Splatt Bridge today. (Roberta Goodall).

Gloucester     A Peregrine flew onto Gloucester Cathedral at 1:55pm then dropped down onto the tower roof. (Emerson Furlonger). Two Swifts over Kingsholm. (Mark Grieve).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Mute Swans, two pairs of Greylags, 23 Canada Geese, eight Shelducks, a female Wigeon, four male Gadwalls, two Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover, ten Lapwings, two Curlews, four Redshanks, two Cuckoos, small numbers of singing Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Wotton-under-Edge     Four Red Kites flying together over Cotswold Edge this morning at 10:45am. (Mark Wallis).

Edge     At Haresfield Farm mid afternoon five Skylarks, a Grey Heron over and a Buzzard. At Sevenleaze Lane in the Spoonbed Farm area 600+ Woodpigeons, two Stock Doves, four Swallows, two Blackcaps, two Whitethroats heard, a Buzzard and two Red-legged Partridges. (John Fletcher).

Brimscombe     At Ham Mill bridge over Thames and Severn canal two Jays, a Grey Heron and two Swifts. (Steve Hurrell).

Cam     Three Red Kites flew over the GP Surgery heading towards Slimbridge at 11:50am. (Katharine Goatman).

Sharpness     A Red Kite near the Docks. (Stefan Hawley).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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